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  • The economics of climate change: Speech by Chris Huhne

    THE ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE by Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP (29 June 2011 to the Corporate Leaders’ Group, London) Thanks very much. I’m particularly delighted to be here among a group of people so responsible for seeing and delivering our future prosperity.   Today, I want to set out three key arguments about the economics of climate change that I believe must be crucial to our ...

  • McCain and Obama`s plans to combat climate change

    Regardless of who is elected next November, both candidates agree that climate change is a fact and not a theory. “I know that climate change is real,” said John McCain. “We can have a debate about how serious it is, but the debate about climate change is over.” John McCain and Barack Obama however vary widely in their response to this issue, leaving the American people with a choice of ...

  • EPA moves ahead on climate change, with or without Congress

    U.S. President Barack Obama might have failed to pass any substantive climate change legislation in the outgoing Congress’ otherwise productive final weeks, but that hasn’t stopped some action on climate from occurring before the year’s end. Lisa Jackson, head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced last week – on Dec. 23, no less, only a day after the 11th ...

  • Senior climate change specialist joins WSP in the UK

    We are pleased to announce that Andrew Marsh-Patrick, formerly Practice Area Leader for Energy & Climate Change at ERM, has joined the company as an Associate Director based in our Manchester office. Andy has more than 15 years experience in the field of energy and climate change and is specifically recognised as an expert on climate change policy and strategy advice and carbon footprinting ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Integrated models predict climate change impacts on biodiversity

    Predictions of the impact of climate change on biodiversity have tended to focus on changes in the quantity of suitable habitat. New research evaluates second generation models that combine population and climate data, setting out standards for their development. One of the 10 objectives of the EU Biodiversity Action Plan is to support biodiversity to adapt to climate change. Recently, there has ...

  • Europe`s transport network vulnerable to climate change

    Transport is vital to the smooth running of the economy. When movement of people, goods or services is hindered, the indirect costs to the economy can be many times higher than the direct cost of damaged transport infrastructure. Despite these risks, adapting the transport system to climate change has received relatively little attention from policymakers to date. This message comes ...

  • Leaders re-affirm commitments for climate change and energy

    But it goes on to note that in view of the broad scientific consensus that the increase in global average temperature above pre-industrial levels ought not to exceed 2 degrees C, the three nations support a global goal of reducing global emissions by at least 50% compared to 1990 or more recent years by 2050, with developed countries reducing emissions by at least 80% compared to 1990 or more ...


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  • NRDC: President sounds a call to action on climate change

    Vowing to confront the number-one environmental threat facing the nation, President Obama pledged in his historic second inaugural address Monday to confront climate change. Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, made the following statement: “This is a call to action against the climate chaos that is sweeping our nation and threatening our future. Now it's ...

  • New research reveals pathways for action on climate change

    Paper offers options to scale up climate action globally in Durban, Rio and beyond Studies show that the world’s aggregate level of effort on climate change mitigation is not in line with the science and existing country commitments are insufficient to adequately address climate change. A new paper published by the ...

  • Major pension funds ask for climate change study

    Some of the largest pension funds in the U.S. and the world are worried that major fossil fuel companies may not be as profitable in the future because of efforts to limit climate change, and they want details on how the firms will manage a long-term shift to cleaner energy sources. In a statement released Thursday, leaders of 70 funds said ...


    By Associated Press

  • Investors achieve major company commitments on climate change

    Investors engaging with US companies on the financial risks and opportunities from climate change achieved breakthrough results during the 2008 proxy season.  A record 57 climate-related shareholder resolutions were filed with U.S. companies, of which nearly half were withdrawn after the companies agreed to positive climate-related commitments.  Remaining resolutions that went to a vote ...


    By Ceres

  • California’s continues to lead the nation on climate change action

    California Governor Edmund (Gerry) Brown has signed landmark legislation that establishes world-leading energy efficiency and renewable energy goals for California. The bill (SB 350) will earmark $1 billion over a ten year period for solar panels to be installed on multifamily affordable housing units. The energy savings realized will be routed back back to renters. “California has taken ...


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  • Islands to call for COP21 recognition as climate change laboratories

    Small Islands Coming Together In Malta To Call On Paris Summit To Be Considered As Climate Change Laboratories Islands to issue joint paper at Greening the Islands conference requesting support for sustainable solutions Group includes islands aiming for 100% renewable status and going “fossil free” as well as leaders in water desalination and ...


    By The Green Consulting Group

  • World Standards Day - 14 October 2013 - International standards ensure positive change

    Nowadays the international community faces shifting global markets as well as a need to balance remedies to macro-economic challenges with the urgent call for a meaningful response to climate change. In this complex environment, international standards are powerful tools to lead positive change by detailing specifications that can open up global markets, create enabling business environments, ...

  • Strong evidence on climate change underscores need for action

    As part of its most comprehensive study of climate change to date, the National Research Council today issued three reports emphasizing why the U.S. should act now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop a national strategy to adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change. The reports by the Research Council, the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of ...


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  • BC releases climate action plan and a blueprint for change

    The government of British Columbia has released details on its Climate Action Plan that will take BC three quarters of the way to the stated goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 33% by 2020. BC Premier Gordon Campbell calls it the most aggressive environmental plan in North America. Based on the breadth and depth of issues covered in the Plan, he may be right. "The plan ...


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  • ARB adopts new protocols for climate change program

    The Air Resources Board today adopted three separate greenhouse gas emission accounting protocols to quantify emissions from local government operations, and urban forest and manure digester projects. 'Today's board adoption marks yet another important step forward in California's goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2020,' said ARB acting chairman Barbara Riordan. 'These protocols ...

  • All eyes on Bali for a crucial breakthrough on climate change

    Bali, the “island of the Gods,” is a prime example of the beauty of our natural environment. At the same time, Indonesia has first-hand experience of the extreme weather events caused by climate change. Bali is therefore a poignant setting for the forthcoming crucial international negotiations on the way forward to save our planet from the devastating effects of global warming. The Bali ...

  • Food Waste, Hunger and Climate Change – The Hidden Connection

    If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the United States. Yet, the connection between food waste and climate change is often missing. UTC Building & Industrial Systems has released a new book to connect the issues of hunger, resource conservation and climate change ...


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  • Climate change threatens Canada`s water: report

    Coordinated national and regional water conservation guidelines are required to address the detrimental impact climate change is having on Canada's water system, according to Simon Fraser University's Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT). "The days when Canadians take an endless abundance of fresh water for granted are numbered," warns Bob ...


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